Hotels in England
Two 18th-century row houses—set on an immaculate lawn made for picnics—at the center of Bath’s Royal Crescent, a series of Georgian-era residences.
Although Gordon Ramsay is best-known as a celebrity chef, he made his debut as an hotelier in 2008. York & Albany resides in a Nash-designed townhouse on the edge of Regent’s Park. Ten snug rooms match moody London weather, brushed in shades of blue, gray, and purple.
Less than a minute from Harrods and within walking distance of Hyde Park and Knightsbridge Tube station, the Capital Hotel provides one of the best locations in London.
A staggering $488 million went into the purchase and restoration of this former Ministry of Defense headquarters south of Trafalgar Square.
Twelve stunning houses, furnished with quality antiques, one sleeping up to 10, are set on proper gardens, with a swimming pool and play areas.
Zen is the mantra at this luxurious, Asian-inflected haven that’s consistently regarded as one of the world’s best hotels. Its location, opposite Harvey Nichols and adjacent to Hyde Park, doesn’t hurt, nor do onsite restaurants Bar Boulud and the Michelin-starred Dinner by Heston Blumenthal.
Situated a stone’s throw from Regent’s Park in South Kensington, Blakes Hotel has attracted an A-List of celebrities since its 1981 opening. Designed by London actress-turned-hotelier Anouska Hempel, the property stakes claim to a series of Victorian houses in a residential stretch of mansions.
Business and leisure travelers are drawn to this cozy, late Victorian era gastropub near the historic Charterhouse complex—some even find good reason to book a night in one of the six restored rooms upstairs.